|Monday, January 17, 2000,
Vaccination camp: A hepatitis-B vaccination camp was organised at Malwa College, Bondoi-Samrala, on Saturday by the Youth Welfare Club, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, and the Notary Club, Morinda. As many as 339 persons were administered vaccine at subsidised rate.
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Ministerial Services Union, PSEB, Khanna unit: president Mr Gurbachan Singh; secretary Mr Jasminder Singh; vice-president Mr Ashok Kumar Nanda; and treasurer Ms Joginder Kaur.
Seminar: The Build India Group, Chandigarh, organised a seminar on 'Solid waste disposal and clean and safe drinking water' on Sunday at Government High School, Sector 25. Mr S. K. Sharma, President, Environment Society of India, stressed upon the need for clean and safe drinking water for good health. Mr Walia, school Principal, highlighted the achievements of the school. Students presented a cultural programme.
Dance contest: Citi Entertainment Network will organise a dance competition at Tagore Theatre on January 23. According to Media Director A. P. S. Noorpuri, the competition is open to young dancers of the region.
Fete organised: The State Bank of India Ladies Club on Sunday organised 'Fete 2000' at the bank's head office here. Various stalls of eatables and fun games and an on-the-spot painting competition were part of the fete.
Exam for constables: As many as 3,315 candidates appeared for the written examination for posts of constable in the local police. According to a press note, 122 candidates were absent at the nine centres where the test was conducted.
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the State Bank of India Staff Association, Sector 31 branch: Chairman Mr Suresh Kumar; Vice-Chairman Mr Anil K. Garg; Secretary Mr H.P. Singh; and Assistant Secretary Mr Maqbool Masih.
Electronic goods stolen: Thieves broke into an electronic and photography shop on the Railway road, Samalkha, and decamped with goods worth Rs 25,000 on Saturday night.
Labourers electrocuted: Two labourers were electrocuted when an iron pole which they were installing on a private owners plot on the Rewari-Turkiawas road, near here, touched a high tension wire overhead on Saturday. They have been identified as Sarjit of Mirpur village and Birender .
7 teachers held: Seven teachers have been arrested under Sections 323, 324,147,148,343 and 326 of the IPC allegedly for beating a teacher on December 15 in a school. The police said on Saturday that Kishan Chand, a teacher in Government School, Mamera Kalan, had complained that he was beaten up by seven teachers, including Mr Hans Raj, Mr Atam Ram, Mr Mahender Singh, Mr Ramesh Kumar, Mr Surinder Singh and Mr Sanjay Kumar at a party hosted for a DPE.
distributed: Mr M P Garg, president, Rotary Club
(uptown), distributed woollen garments and sewing
machines among the poor people and students at Kundli
village, 25 km from here, on Saturday.
CM's decision welcomed: Mr Krishan Kumar Kaushal, a former MLA from Kotkehloor and Chairman of the HP Cooperative Bank, the district BJP President, Mr Subhash Thakur, and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha district president, Mr Chaman Thakur, have welcomed the announcement made by the Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, that 54 persons, who lost their stalls in a devastating fire at the Nainadevi bus stand, 75 km from here, last week, would get an additional Rs 5,000 each from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, land for the construction of "pucca" stalls from the Nainadevi Nagar Parishad and free timber from the Forest Department.
Misbehaviour condemned: Mr Amarnath Dogra, a freedom fighter of Karloti, 40 km from here, has condemned the alleged misbehaviour of the driver and conductor of a private bus with a prominent freedom fighter and vice-chairman of the HP Freedom Fighter Board, Mr Tirath Ram of Una, and has urged the Chief Minister to order a high-level inquiry into the incident and take strict action against the guilty . He said freedom fighters should be allowed free travel in private buses.
Dharna staged: The district unit of the HP Education Department Class IV Employees Union staged a dharna and shouted slogans against the district Education Officer here on Saturday in protest against the failure of the officer to hold a meeting of the Grievances Committee despite written directions from the local MLA and Health Minister, Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda, and the Education Minister, Mr I.D. Dhiman.
Lightning kills girl: A 15-year-old girl, studying in class VIII, was killed when lightning struck her on Friday near Chhadol village, 25 km from here. The girl, accompanied by her mother, was carrying fodder on her head and was returning home from the fields, when the mishap took place.
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